fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Joined on Mar 28, 2010
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I wrote something that confounded or intrigued you. You should know that much of what I say is uncomfortable truth laced with straight faced sarcasm. Don't take it to heart.

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fmian: I hope they have enough children in their slave labour camps to keep up with the demand.

I don't know how school children are able to make the choice of being pulled out of their education in order to help the company meet deadlines.

Otherwise, the people working there are lured in by the idea of making money with full training provided, only to be working in conditions that aren't humane.

You can't expect someone coming from a village whose idea of hard work is working on a field all day to understand the long term ramifications of working in a barred up concrete building doing the same repetitive minutiae of a task with HARD target goals for LONG hours. Have you seen how these people work? I'd prefer to be poor and digging holes in a paddock rather than work there.

Money is something that is imposed on humans. We aren't born with it and we aren't born to chase it. Many people can do just fine without. They find another way.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 02:07 UTC
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fmian: I hope they have enough children in their slave labour camps to keep up with the demand.

Most of those people have no lives outside of working for Foxconn. Reduction of poverty, along with a reduction of sanity and what it means to be a free willed human being.
I understand where you are coming from RPJG, on a large scale and by the numbers it sounds like a good thing, but it's like saying PETA have reduced stray cat/dog numbers on the streets, when actually they lock them up in cages before killing most of them.
My opinion is that many of the people working at Foxconn would be better off in poverty. At least they'd get to see their families.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 04:34 UTC
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fmian: I hope they have enough children in their slave labour camps to keep up with the demand.

But they'd be better off if they made the working/living/pay conditions better.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 01:13 UTC
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Gatoraied: China has long been sending Trojan Horses into the USA and this is no surprise. The Chinese find nothing wrong with cheating and stealing and actually do not understand the concept of wrong doing. Its in their culture and DNA. I'll never trust them and people need to wake up and not be so naive to think this country is OK, they are not. I do my best to not buy Chinese products which unfortunately has become very difficult especially with electronics but I think its possible to minimize those purchases. As for Apple & Google? Sure, they're sneaky too but for different reasons but not in the same way as the Chinese.

OP.. please don't breed.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 22:05 UTC
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ybizzle: Fuji went from "me too" type point and shoots to their X and GFX series cameras in just 7yrs and have not looked back since. They were innovative and offered photographers the type of cameras they were looking for. They improved on their products each generation and provided firmware upgrades to their older cameras which is something other camera makers rarely do. If this isn't a recipee for success, I don't know what is!

'and have not looked back since'
Except their profit reports look all the way back to the decades old analog emulsions of instant film to keep them strong and stress free.
Bwahahaahaha

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 01:31 UTC
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G1Houston: Keep in mind that the profit increase from digital camera (Electronic imaging) is rather small however ...

The Photo Imaging (that gets most of the profit) sells something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fuji+Instax

Keep in mind that the truth sometimes hurts.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 01:27 UTC

Analog cameras and media saving the digital camera companies.
That's beautifully ironic.. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 01:25 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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fmian: I hope they have enough children in their slave labour camps to keep up with the demand.

I didn't know.. just reading up on it now. Seems like it will be their HQ and an LCD panel factory. That leaves the rest of their production to continue with slave labour in China.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 04:20 UTC

I hope they have enough children in their slave labour camps to keep up with the demand.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 02:38 UTC as 11th comment | 12 replies
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Tom Holly: All this for one stop? Life’s too short.

I shoot velvia occasionally. That has 5 stops of dynamic range. Hacking files to increase from 14 to 15 stops (or whatever it is). Couldn’t be bothered. I’d just buy a Sony if DR was that important.

@ martian1 'while in many other situations'
You mean ultra windy situations or out of a moving car? How will I benefit from this method if the scene is say... 10-stops and captured comfortably within the range of the sensor? Or 20-stops and way outside the range of the camera?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 01:56 UTC
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Tom Holly: All this for one stop? Life’s too short.

I shoot velvia occasionally. That has 5 stops of dynamic range. Hacking files to increase from 14 to 15 stops (or whatever it is). Couldn’t be bothered. I’d just buy a Sony if DR was that important.

Correct me if i'm wrong, but in a practical sense this program only seems useful for subject brightness ranges that are 1 stop over the sensors capability. Higher range and you'll clip, lower range and it's not needed.
So.. people out there taking photos with this method in mind would have to measure their highlights, measure their shadows, and set the cameras exposure to the correct point in between taking into account the bias between the sensors ability to retain shadows vs highlights.
That's a lot of prep when you could just do a manual bracket and pull as many stops out of the merged shot as you want.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 22:16 UTC
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fmian: I don't see how this is relevant news here. Because the base camera is the same PRICE as a stills camera? Seems like DPREVIEW is having an identity crisis.

@techjedi: 'if you don't think it is interesting' - I didn't say that I didn't think it was interesting, nor did I say that there isn't overlap in the industry. My comment was specifically about this model of camera and it's RELEVANCE. See below.

From the About Us section of DPReview.. 'Digital Photography Review's mission is to provide the most authoritative content around and reviews of digital photography gear in the world.'

Is this article about photography gear? If not then perhaps the About Us section needs revision?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 06:01 UTC

I don't see how this is relevant news here. Because the base camera is the same PRICE as a stills camera? Seems like DPREVIEW is having an identity crisis.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 22:10 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
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Edac2: Arri seems a bit late out the gate with this 4K camera system. Red, Sony and others have had 4K systems - and even 8K - for a while. Or will the famed Arri name overcome marketing considertions?

@Richmond, I think you both have a point. For some production companies this camera has come a bit late. For others they don't mind the sub-4k spec of previous cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 00:52 UTC
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Kharan: See? THIS is how you launch a new mount - with 16 lenses announced, and maybe even available, right from the get go.
Canon, Nikon, take note.

FYI I've just heard from sources that the new lenses are completely new designs from the ground up. Apparently they have used re-housed lenses in the past but not this time.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 00:34 UTC
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agrek: To make Leica owners feeling poor...

Why would Leica owners buy this? It will mostly be rental houses purchasing these cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 22:07 UTC
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TN Args: Gee, you would have been less wrong to call it 'full frame' and not 'large format'....

Which begs the question, What is this news announcement doing on a website which serves a totally different industry with a whole bunch of alternate standards and nomenclature?
Will we also see articles on duck bill clamps, floppies, cutters, lighting ballasts, timecode slates, wireless audio equiment and the latest in the LED vs HMI debate?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 03:01 UTC
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vFunct: Arri is basically the best in terms of image toning. It's kinda amazing how much better they are at picture quality than any other vendor.

Especially in the adult film industry, where shaving marks and minor blemishes are way more visible than they used to be.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 02:47 UTC
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Kharan: See? THIS is how you launch a new mount - with 16 lenses announced, and maybe even available, right from the get go.
Canon, Nikon, take note.

@webrunner5; Unless they used lenses that were previously for a format larger than this one.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 02:42 UTC
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Edac2: Arri seems a bit late out the gate with this 4K camera system. Red, Sony and others have had 4K systems - and even 8K - for a while. Or will the famed Arri name overcome marketing considertions?

Rich, I think he's suggesting that a Red Monstro 8k or Panavision DXL (the former of which cost about the same as this new camera) with 16+ stops DR would offer better image quality. Many in the industry seem to have moved past 4k now.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 22:12 UTC
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